Synonyms for captivated
- make a hit with
- rope in
- sweep off one's feet
- turn one on
Antonyms for captivated
- turn off
- let go
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAPTIVATED
He was captivated by her freshness and beauty, her demureness, her ignorance of all things vicious.
He is captivated, we are told, by that little cherub of a babe.
But by that alone he would not have conquered and captivated the world.
Captivated by her grace, Buonaparte was thenceforward her slave.
She did not speak; he was silent, captivated by her silence, as he would have been by her speech.
Were the smiles and attention that had so captivated him to be equally shared by them?
She was pleased to see that he was captivated by her and it did not occur to her that there was anything wrong in it.
He smiled with something of the casual brilliancy which had first captivated her imagination.
It is the face that has captivated me, not the girl; she rather snubbed me,—but that face!
You are captivated by din and glitter, and therein lies my strength.
1520s, "to enthrall with charm," from Late Latin captivatus, past participle of captivare "to take, capture," from captivus (see captive). Literal sense (1550s) is rare or obsolete in English, which uses capture (q.v.). Latin captare "to take, hold" also had a transferred sense of "to entice, entrap, allure." Related: Captivated; captivating; captivatingly.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CAPTIVATED
- all wound up
- caught up
- caught up in
- fiend for
- head over heels
- heavily into
- hung up
- really into
- taken up with
- tied up
- turned on
- up to here in
- wrapped up